D.C. United vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 10/14/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
TV: WJLA 24/7 News
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+300) Philadelphia (-116)
Federico Higuain and D.C. United (2-5-10, 14th in the Eastern Conference) host the Philadelphia Union (10-4-3, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at Audi Field on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders are Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The odds on this matchup have D.C. United coming in at +300 and the Zolos are at -116. The over/under is set at 2.75.
The Black-and-Red have tallied 12 goals on the year, which is currently 24th in the league. They have tried 143 shots at their opponents goal with 49 on target, which is a 34.3% shots on target percentage. D.C. has controlled possession of the ball for 46% of contests while they successfully dribble 58.4% of the time (16th in the league). Their players have received 6,342 passes on 7,343 attempts so far this season, making their receiving percentage 86.4%.
Federico Higuain is a guy who should be able to impact this match for D.C.. Higuain has had a starting assignment in 195 outings so far in his career and he accounts for 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Argentina has recorded 58 goals in 17,385 professional minutes played. He has totaled 50 assists while earning 34 yellow card warnings so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Julian Gressel, the defender from Germany. Gressel has totaled 8,941 minutes during 103 career starts and has been handed a total of 11 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times so far in his career while he has scored 16 total goals. He is averaging 0.16 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for D.C. United is Bill Hamid. Hamid has defended the goal for a total of 21,849 minutes and has earned 863 stops so far in his MLS career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.27 (309 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .743. The goalie from the United States has faced 1,169 shots attempted at him in 245 career starts. Hamid (88-64-90 mark in his career) has accumulated 69 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.2% clean sheet rate.
The Zolos have had success dribbling 58.4% of the time for the campaign while earning 30 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 84.7% while they control possession of the ball 47.4% of the time. Philadelphia has totaled 7,056 targets on the campaign (17th in the league) and they have 5,975 completed passes. They have been able to complete 41.1% of their SOT on 197 shots.
Kacper Przybylko should be someone to watch for Philadelphia. The forward who hails from Germany has accumulated 10,185 mins while scoring 45 goals. He has earned 10 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 218 contests thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Sergio Santos, the forward from Brazil. He has earned 28 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 4 different times. Santos has been handed 14 yellow cards in 5,675 professional minutes (59 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.44.
Andre Blake is expected to look after the net for the Zolos. Blake has racked up 38 clean sheets while seeing 630 shots tried against him in 12,654 career mins. He has a save percentage of .706 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.0%. He has allowed 1.42 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 56-31-54. During his MLS career, Blake has surrendered 200 goals while he has accumulated 443 saves in 141 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take D.C. (+300)
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